The GuitarBot will strum you a song
While many Makers have musical skill, others attempt to compensate for their lack of it by producing automatic instruments that play themselves. One such attempt started in 2015 as a collaborative project between three University of Delaware professors as part of an initiative known as “Artgineering.” This was meant to “create a public spectacle… to demonstrate that engineering and art can work together harmoniously.”
Although many would consider engineering to be an art in itself, if you’d like to create your own robotic band, this Instructables write-up for the GuitarBot is a great place to start.
The guitar-playing robot is comprised of three major components: the brains, a strummer, and a chord mechanism. An Arduino Mega, a specially-ordered PCB and several shields are used for control, and a series of solenoids press down frets as needed. Finally, strumming is handled by a pick that is pulled by a DC motor and belt assembly, all of which is held up by an aluminum frame.
August 18th, 2017 at 16:21:59
WHooooo this is Awesome
August 20th, 2017 at 05:52:11
It would be nice to watch a perforformance of it.
August 20th, 2017 at 05:52:50
It would be nice to watch a performance of it.
August 20th, 2017 at 06:17:22
Yeah. This is awesome.
August 27th, 2017 at 02:23:39
August 30th, 2017 at 03:24:53
This is so cool. I’m a huge fan of music and i love guitars and i love arduino so GREAT MIX!
August 31st, 2017 at 20:44:28
What?? Where can I hear this?